The Institute in the News
The Toronto Globe & Mail reports today on "The World in 2050," a new book by UCLA professor of geography Laurence Smith that argues that climate change and other global pressures will make Canada, Scandinavia, Russia and the northern United States formidable economic powers and migration magnets in the coming decades.
Cheung, UCLA professor of English, was quoted Wednesday in a Washington Post obituary of Japanese author Hisaye Yamamoto.
Washington state's Columbian on Monday highlighted the work and research of Kara Cooney, assistant professor of Egyptian art and architecture in the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. Cooney was quoted.
Revolution in Egypt
James Gelvin, UCLA professor of history, was interviewed Sunday on BBC5 Radio about the shift in political power in Egypt.
Hecht, executive director of the UCLA Environmental Law Center, is quoted today in a San Francisco Chronicle article about a battle between Chevron Corp. and a group of lawyers fighting the company over oil field pollution in Ecuador.
An Examiner blog reported Friday on the 2011 Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture at UCLA, which was delivered Thursday by Leon Wieseltier, author and literary editor of the New Republic magazine.
The website of KNBC-Channel 4 reported Saturday, and Directions Magazine reported Thursday, on “HyperCities Egypt,” a new UCLA web project that streams and the archives Twitter updates from protesters in Cairo, logging their location on a digital map of Egypt's capital. Yoh Kawano, a member of the UCLA Center for Digital Humanities, was quoted in the KNBC article.
Khaled Abou el Fadl, UCLA professor of law, was interviewed Friday on KPCC-89.3 FM's “AirTalk”; Steven Spiegel, professor of political science and director of UCLA’s Center for Middle East Development, was interviewed Saturday on KABC-Channel 7; and James Gelvin, UCLA professor of history, was interviewed Friday and Sunday on KTTV-Channel 11 about the shift of power in Egypt.
James Gelvin, UCLA professor of history, was interviewed Thursday on KABC-Channel 7 about the political unrest in Egypt. He is quoted today in a CNN online article about Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's speech Thursday night.
Gelvin, UCLA professor of history, was quoted Wednesday in an Epoch Times article about efforts to negotiate an end to the current political unrest in Egypt.
Kara Cooney, assistant professor of Egyptian art and architecture in the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, was interviewed Tuesday on the “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” about the recent looting of antiquities in Egypt.
A column in Monday's PC World on the Internet and wireless communication referenced the efforts of John Scott-Railton, a doctoral student in urban planning at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, who, following Egypt's shutdown of cell phone and Internet access, recorded audio reports on the recent unrest from Egyptians using landlines and posted their updates on Twitter.
Lothar Von Falkenhausen, UCLA professor of art history, was interviewed Monday on National Public Radio's “All Things Considered” about a Philadelphia museum's unusual solution to a bureaucratic snafu that prevented them from displaying a collection of mummies and artifacts from China.
James Gelvin, UCLA professor of history, was interviewed Monday on Bloomberg Television's "Midday Surveillance" about the political unrest in Egypt and efforts to negotiate a solution.
The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday on “Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley,” an exhibition opening Feb. 13 at the Fowler Museum at UCLA. Fowler director Marla C. Berns was quoted.
Cooney, assistant professor of Egyptian art and architecture in the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, was quoted Sunday in a CNN online article about efforts to restore artifacts damaged by looters at Cairo's Egyptian Museum and elsewhere.
Motomura, UCLA professor of law, was quoted Thursday in an ABC News online article about a court ruling blocking certain key provisions of Arizona's controversial immigration law.
The Economist reported Thursday on "The World in 2050," a new book by UCLA professor of geography Laurence Smith that argues that climate change and other global pressures will make Canada, Scandinavia, Russia and the northern United States formidable economic powers and migration magnets in the coming decades.
An article in today's Los Angeles Times about the evacuation of American college students studying in Egypt highlighted the experiences of UC study-abroad students and a team of students and researchers affiliated with UCLA’s Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. Gary Rhodes, director of the Center for Global Education at UCLA's Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, is quoted.
Today's Los Angeles Times highlights the UCLA Film & Television Archive's annual "Celebration of Iranian Cinema" series, which begins Friday at UCLA's Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum and runs through Feb. 27. Archive director Jan-Christopher Horak is quoted.
Unrest Continues in Egypt
Steven Spiegel, professor of political science and director of the UCLA Center for Middle East Development, was interviewed Wednesday on KNX-1070 AM about the political unrest in Egypt. Leonard Binder, UCLA professor of political science, was interviewed on the subject Wednesday by Canada’s CFAX-1070 AM.
Rhodes, director of the Center for Global Education at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, was quoted Monday in a Chronicle of Higher Education article about how the turmoil in Egypt has affected American students studying there.
An LA Weekly blog on Monday featured an interview with Willemina (Willeke) Wendrich, professor of Egyptian archaeology in the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, about the looting of ancient Egyptian artifacts at Cairo's Egyptian Museum and elsewhere. Wendrich was also quoted Monday in a National Geographic article on the subject.
A column in The Los Angeles Times on how Middle East unrest highlights the need for the U.S. to develop clean fuel sources and reduce its dependence on foreign oil cites research on clean fusion energy by UCLA graduate student David Auerbach and quotes Glen MacDonald, director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, on the subject of Mideast politics and alternative power sources.
A blog column in Monday's New York Times exploring how oil revenues affect North African and Middle Eastern nations' political systems cited research by UCLA professor of political science Michael Ross suggesting that democratic transitions are more likely in oil-poor states than oil-rich ones.